Originally Posted by Celeste
That's kind of what we do here, but Dawn always wins..........
No way! Joe beat me in 2012 (where the hell Joe has gone recently is a mystery though.. maybe ayrabs ARE maneaters!!
). I just had a very good 2013 in terms of people being kind enough to let me ride their horses, since Dream was sidelined with injuries.
I think a lot of the keeping track of distances in this thread is so that people can challenge themselves in terms of personal goals.. be that a single ride of the longest distance they have covered or a season-end goal of a certain amount. And we are all well aware of how life often gets in the way..
Originally Posted by Roux
Forgot to add: is the pioneer ride a competition or "just for fun"?
Any AERC ride is technically a competition, but most pioneer rides have a much more relaxed atmosphere, as people are looking to ride successfully multiple days, versus go really fast one day. Nobody is going to look down on you for riding 'just for fun' as most people are there with that exact goal themselves!